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The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982

The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 collection includes 2,024 reel-to-reel tapes and 2,024 WAV files preserved as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives’ 2013-2016 “American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982” (“American Women”) preservation project. The recordings were selected as an “artificial collection” to document the Women’s movement and second-wave feminism as it was broadcast on the Pacifica network. The collection also includes recordings that, though they we...



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Part one is "Three Women" - a verse play for radio by Sylvia Plath (self contained). Judith Binder as the wife, Ann Bernstein as the secretary, and Rachelle Towers as the girl. Part 2 is some reflections on childbirth from the Judy Knupe, Alice Abarbanel and Stephanie Mines. This program was produced by the Unlearning to Not Speak Collective.
Topics: Radio plays., Plath, Sylvia, Three women : a verse play for radio / by Sylvia Plath., American...
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Reading of Virginia Woolf's short story "Street Haunting: A London Adventure." Read by Vivian Schaeffer. No intro or outro. Tape ends "from all the treasures of the city, a lead pencil."
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941., Radio programs -- Fiction., Literary readings (Radio programs),...
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Shere Hite participates with a panel of women on women's relationships to sex and work. Hite introduces herself as the author of "The Hite report," a study of 3,000 women and discusses the findings of her research on women and sex. Other women on her panel are: Kay Whitlock from N.O.W. the National Sexuality Task Force on Lesbianism and Sexuality; Mary Calderone, president of SIECUS, Sex Information and Education Council of the United States; Leah Schaefer, on the board of the Society...
Topics: Orgasm., Women -- Sexuality., Sex -- Research, Women authors, Hite, Shere, Whitlock, Kay,...
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The fifth in a series of six episodes on important women in American history presented by historian Gerda Lerner. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, founders of the National Woman Suffrage Association. With this lecture, Lerner attempts to expose the suffragists as human beings rather than symbols, and to put into context the work that they did and the sacrifices they made for solving women's problems.
Topics: Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906, Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902, Suffrage --...
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Judy Grahn on menstruation, mixed with music by Elisabeth Waldo. Writer Judy Grahn reads her article "From Sacred Blood to the Curse and Beyond" published in the anthology "," edited by Charlene Spretnak (Harper and Row, 1982). Produced by Karla Tonella. Needs intro. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Grahn, Judy, 1940-, Menstruation (in religion, folklore, etc.)., American Women Making History and...
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Dr. Nancy Rosser, a resident psychiatrist at the neuropsychiatric institute at University of California, Los Angeles, speaks of the psychological aspect of being female, intercourse, pregnancy, contraception, sexual orientation, menstruation, menopause and theories of sexuality. Bo Siewert, a representative of the Daughters of Bilitis, also speaks of the problems of discrimination and alienation for the female homosexual. The lecture was recorded April 1970. Announcer is Stephanie Powsner.
Topics: Rosser, Nancy, Women's movement -- United States., Lesbians -- Personal narratives, Gender,...
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The writer Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992) describes her experiences growing up as a Black lesbian in New York City in the 1950s, touching on subjects such as frequenting gay and lesbian bars in the Greenwich Village and communal-style living experiments. She reads excerpts from her book, Zami: A new spelling of my name: a biomythography (Persephone Press, 1982). Recorded at Hunter College in New York. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth.
Topics: Rosenbluth, Helene, African American women authors, Women, Black -- Personal narratives., Lesbians...
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Author and novelist Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) reads her prose poem "House of Incest."
Topics: Poetry., Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Sybil Leek, journalist, writer and lecturer, and witch, meets the panel consisting of Geraldine Diepeveen, Michele Greenhill, and Tiger Slavik, housewives and apprentice witches. They discuss the ancient, pre-Christian occult religion of witchcraft, which involves acceptance of a power greater than one's self, and the idea of reincarnation. They discuss ceremonies, why the religion doesn't try to recruit more believers, common ground between witches and scientists, Sybil's book "Diary of a...
Topics: Occult sciences., Witchcraft., Leek, Sybil, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Alice Toklas reading from The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein and The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook. From the folio "It isn't really an autobiography, of course, because it was written by Gertrude Stein, which is known as too many ironies in the fire. This selection is taken from the Verve record (MGV-15017), and was loaned to KPFA by Campus Records, Berkeley." Contents include: The Garden at Bilignin, Haschich Fudge, Before I came to Paris, AND On first meeting with...
Topics: Toklas, Alice B., Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946, Literature -- Women authors., Women authors, American...
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker (1944 - ) reads her short story "Roselily" (written ca. 1967). Walker then talks with KPFA's Ginny Z. Berson about the story, how she wrote it about her first marriage to a civil rights attorney and how it questions the dominance of Christianity over all religions in the US. The story was dropped from a 10th grade English test by California state educators based on complaints from Christian conservatives in early 1994. The Traditional Values...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Walker, Alice, 1944-, African American women...
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OH, TASTE AND SEE / Denise Levertov. - Poet reads selections of her work.- RECORDED: at the Poetry Center. BROADCAST: WBAI, 2 Mar. 1965.
Topics: Poetry., Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997, Women artists, Women poets, American Women Making History and...
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Alma Routsong, author of "Patience and Sarah" under the pen name Isabel Miller, and host Ronald Gold read poems by gay and lesbian poets. Poems read: Gertrude Stein - Love song of Alice B.; Walt Whitman - Calamus 24 and 25; Fran Winant - Penny; Alta - The art of enforced deprivation; Ian Young - Honi soit qui mal y pense; May Swenson - Two-part parable; Ron Schreiber - Tracking me down; Judy Grahn - A mock interrogation; George Whitmore - A political poem; Judy Grahn - Carol, in the...
Topics: Gold, Ronald., Routsong, Alma., Gay poetry., Poetry, Modern., American Women Making History and...
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This program features a reading of the short story "Changes" by author Denise Oliver, former program director for WPFW in Washington, DC. The story is about a young black woman who lived in a black neighborhood in Queens as a teenager and would hang out and later work in the Puerto Rican neighborhood of East Harlem (El Barrio) New York. She finds herself in her early twenties teaching young kids and struggling with the fact that people don't recognize her as black. Her broken Spanish,...
Topics: Women, Black., Women authors, Ghettoes., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982,...
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"Lena: a sound portrait of a multifaceted lady." Lena Horne (b. June 30, 1917; d. May 9, 2010) is interviewed at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel by KPFA's Gene De Alessi in conjunction with the release of her autobiography. She was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio, and went on to achieve international fame as a singer. In this recording she discusses her life and career, civil rights, Billie Holiday, Joe Lewis, Humphrey Bogart,...
Topics: Horne, Lena, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, African American Women, Women...
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Author Susan Sontag (1933 - 2004) is interviewed by WBAI's Nanette Rainone in October 1973. They discuss the resignation of Spiro Agnew, the Watergate scandal and the Irving Committee, the false rhetoric of the "drug war", the ties between patriarchy and fascism, and the ideology behind sexual liberation. Produced by Nanette Rainone and Paul McIsaac.
Topics: Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Watergate Affair,...
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French novelist and dramatist Nathalie Sarraute (1900 - 1999) discusses her work and her literary ideology in a talk given at the Poetry Center of the YM-YWHA in New York City. Sarraute talks about the "nouveau roman" (New Novel) school of literature to which she belongs, which called for novelists to search for new narrative structures in their work. She is introduced by writer Susan Sontag (1933 - 2004).
Topics: Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004, Poetry., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Sarraute,...
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This is a recording of members of the Unlearning To Not Speak Collective reading excerpts from the book "Sister of the Road," by Bertha Thompson, published in 1937 and out of print at the time the program was created. Bertha told her story to Dr. Ben L. Reitman, who wrote the introduction. The book describes socialist camps, boarding houses, prostitution, and social change. Program was produced by the following members of the Unlearning To Not Speak Collective: Ellen Dubrowin, Robin...
Topics: Unlearning to Not Speak collective., Box-Car Bertha, Women authors, Tramps., Feminism and...
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Barbara Londin speaks with photographer Susan Meiselas about her book "Carnival Strippers." This book is a photo-documentary of the intimate professional and private lives of New England county carnival strippers. Meiselas talks about how she gained entrance into the world of carnival strippers, explains how the world of strippers operates, and about stripping as the objectification of women. The program contains many of Ms. Meiselas' taped conversations of the girls and their...
Topics: Meiselas, Susan., Londin, Barbara., Strip-tease., Women photographers., Photography -- Portraits.,...
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Jamie Gillis, star of The Opening of Misty Beethoven and Through the Looking Glass, discusses his life as a porno film star. Interview conducted by and program produced by Verna Gillis.
Topics: Pornographic film industry, Gay pornographic films, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Aircheck of a live performance of MacBird!, by playwright Barbara Garson (1941 - ), directed by KPFK' Phil Austin (1941 - ), which opened that month (January 1967?) at the Village Gate in New York City. MacBird! is a 1967 satire by Barbara Garson that superimposed the transferral of power following the Kennedy assassination onto the plot of Shakespeare's Macbeth (from Wikipedia). Actors include Ken Greenwald, Richard Paul, Philip Proctor, Carol Samuels, Dianne Turley[sp?]. Music by Leon Levitt,...
Topics: Garson, Barbara., Austin, Phil., Radio plays., American drama--Women authors, American Women Making...
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Jana Harris discusses women's sexual writing with Carol Bergé, editor of Center Magazine and author of Acts of Love and Poems Made of Skin, and Lenore Kandel, poet, author of The Love Book and Word Alchemy. Topics covered are the differences between the erotic and the pornographic, how large and small presses deal with sensitive and sexual language, and how women's sexual writing is received by the general public. Bergé reads excerpts from Acts of Love and Kandel reads from The Love Book....
Topics: Women writers, Erotica., Harris, Jana, 1947-, Soldofsky, Alan., Kandel, Lenore, American Women...
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Ramparts Report, the weekly program of news and current happenings, brought to you by the staff of Ramparts Magazine. This week program is a recording of Anais Nin's talk about "The New Woman," her vision of the women of the future, the woman who is being born right now, who will, perhaps more than ever before in history, affect the world of the future. Ms. Nin presented these ideas in April 1974 in San Francisco as a part of the Celebration of Women in the Arts, Female of the...
Topics: Women artists, Women -- Social conditions., Feminism, Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women...
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Anais Nin [1903-1977] speech to students at College of Marin, California, 1973. She discusses the necessity of a second birth--the search for inner strength and the initiation of indidvidual growth. She believes the only way we as people can face the despairs and horrors of history is to conquer our own prejudices, become more sensitive and develop empathy for others. Audience questions are repeated by program announcer. Recorded 1973.
Topics: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women authors
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In this 5 part program, Karen Lindsey reads Professor Ivan Morris' translation of "The Pillow Book," (1967) a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi (定子) during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. In Part 1, Ms. Linsey interviews Professor Donald Keene, the leading expert on and translator of Japanese literature in America. They discuss how at this period of time, women created many of the most...
Topics: Sei Shonagan, ca. 967., Radio programs -- Fiction., Pillow book / by Sei Shonagan, read by Karen...
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This is a radio play based on Edith Wharton’s short story "Roman Fever" about two middle-aged American mothers in Rome, worried about their children, themselves, and life. Adaptated for radio by Erik Bauerseld. Pat Franklyn plays Mrs. Slade; Shirley Medina plays Mrs. Ansley. Technical production by John Whiting.
Topics: Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937, Franklyn, Pat., Radio adaptations., Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. Roman...
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Aircheck from the live performance and broadcast of Survival Sunday, a "no nukes" rally held at the Hollywood Bowl on June 10, 1979. The event was also referred to as Survival Sunday II, as it was held a year after the first Survival Sunday antinuclear rally in Los Angeles. Reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 were preserved as part of the American Women project. Reels 1 and 6 were digitized in house at Pacifica.Reel 1: Opening- host Anita Frankel gives rundown of schedule for the rally; interviews...
Topics: Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- Los Angeles -- 1979., Survival Sunday, 1979, Antinuclear...
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Iris De La Cruz interviews artist and activist Annie Sprinkle, who describes her experience making pornography as the "good life." She describes how she came to work in pornography and her experience with Linda Lovelace. Sprinkle discusses censorship and women against pornography, and is asked about her family's response to her making pornography. Contains listener phone calls.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Pornography -- Social aspects., Sprinkle,...
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Discussion of society, incest, and institutionalized marriage outside the family with Anthropology Professor Mariam Slater of Queens College.
Topics: Incest., Slater, Mariam, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Aircheck of first in a series of programs on the history of women of color titled "This Bridge Called My Back," inspired by the anthology of the same title, edited by Gloria Anzaldua and Cherrie Moraga. This program, about Native American and other women of color in the United States, is an introduction to the series, with music, poetry, and commentary. Host is Barbara Omolade. Edited and approved for broadcast by Eileen Zalisk.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Omolade, Barbara, Native Americans., Indian...
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Richard Lamparski interviews burlesque dancer and actress Sally Rand (1904 - 1979). Rand, nicknamed "Her Sexcellency," was most famous for her ostrich feather fan dance, which was credited with making the 1933 Chicago World's fair a financial success in the midst of the Great Depression. She talks about her days as a silent screen actress, circus performer and nightclub headliner.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Rand, Sally, 1904-1979, Lamparski, Richard.,...
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Author Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) talks with David Watmough, discussing her writings and opinions. Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, and her first short stories were written when she was 20. Her publications include The Hotel (1927); Friends And Relations (1931); To The North (1932); The House In Paris (1935); The Heat Of The Day (1949); A World Of Love (1955).
Topics: Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973, Women authors, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Richard Lamparski elicits stories from African American jazz and classical pianist and singer Hazel Scott (1920-1981), about Orson Wells, Josephine Baker, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, and Harry Cohn.
Topics: Scott, Hazel, Lamparski, Richard., Biography, Entertainers., African American women jazz singers,...
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Anais Nin discusses her life and work with KPFK's Clare Spark (nee Loeb). This is a shorter, edited version of BB5233.
Topics: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, Women authors, Anais Nin / interviewed by Clare Spark., American Women...
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Biographical sketch of poet Sylvia Plath (1932-1963). Program includes interview footage with Plath by Peter Orr from the British Council, recorded in London in October 1962. During this interview she reads the following poems: Stopped Dead, Daddy, Lady Lazarus, The Applicant, Medusa, A Secret, Amnesiac, Nick and the Candlestick, and A Birthday Present. Other readings included here by Plath are from 1958 and 1959, recorded in the U.S. This program also includes readings and/or interviews by...
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Topics: Plath, Sylvia, Feminist literature., Women poets, Blood jet is poetry : the life and work of Sylvia...
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From the folio: Is it really true that sex roles beginn at a very early age? To find out, Sebern Fisher assembled a group of people aged 5 to 9 to talk the subject over. Adult moderators Ken Washton and Deborah Deutschman posed some questions about boys and girls, and the young people took over from here.
Topics: Child development., Sex role, Gender roles, Fisher, Sebern., American Women Making History and...
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In this 5 part program, Karen Lindsey reads Professor Ivan Morris' translation of "The Pillow Book," (1967) a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi (定子) during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. In Part 1, Ms. Linsey interviews Professor Donald Keene, the leading expert on and translator of Japanese literature in America. They discuss how at this period of time, women created many of the most...
Topics: Sei Shonagan, ca. 967., Radio programs -- Fiction., Pillow book / by Sei Shonagan, read by Karen...
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Dolores Huerta, Vice President of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee discusses the Delano grape strike, racial discrimination, and farm work with WBAI's Maria Huffman. She describes the exploitative conditions of California farm workers, the lack of recourse available to non-unionized underpaid agricultural laborers, and how the UFW was able to secure union contracts with local grape farms and vineyards.
Topics: Huffman, Maria., Labor leaders., Strikes -- Delano (Calif.)., American Women Making History and...
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This is a recording of the final concert from the Olivia Records tour "The Varied Voices of Black Women," which began in California and ended here at Medusa's Revenge on November 7, 1978 at Medusa's Revenge. The concert features musicians Gwen Avery, Mary Watkins, Linda Tillery and poet Pat Parker, accompanied by a band of Olivia musicians. The show was broadcast despite technical difficulties. Hosted by Donna Allegra and produced by Donna Allegra, Adrienne Gantt, Judie Pasternak, and...
Topics: African American women musicians, Olivia Records, Inc., Women's music, African American women...
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Connie Uri, MD, a Native American doctor, discusses the Bureau of Indian Affairs' sterilization policy in Oklahoma with KPFK's Jim Berland. Uri describes the American government's forcible sterilization of Native American women and reports on her visit of Claremore Indian Hospital in Claremore, Oklahoma, where she discovered that over one hundred Native women who were sterilized in 1973 alone. She also discusses the role of medical professionals, especially doctors, in perpetuating these...
Topics: Berland, Jim., Indians of North America -- Government relations., Sterilization (Birth control).,...
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Episode from August 20, 1982. Blanche Cook interviews poet, essayist and civil rights activist Audre Lorde (1934-1992). Lorde reads some selections from her new book Chosen Poems: Old and New (W.W. Norton, 1982).
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lorde, Audre, African American women authors,...
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This episode of the series Lesbian sisters includes 1.--Conversation between women artists: writer Alice Bloch, painter Joy Franklin, filmmaker Jan Oxenberg, poet [L.J.]? Tessier, weaver and sculptor Jackie Weller. 2.--Evan Paxton reads a short story. Features songs by Judy Collins, Cris Williamson, Meg Christian and Laura Nyro. Produced by Evan Paxton. Women artists segment engineered by Margot McFedries, remainder of program engineered by Wendy Sisson.
Topics: Oxenberg, Jan, Women artists, Lesbians -- Personal narratives, Lesbians -- Songs and music,...
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Barbara Cady interviews Betty Friedan, feminist and author, about her new book, It Changed My Life: Writings on the Women's Movement (New York: Random House, 1976). In the interview, she discusses her hopes and fears concerning the women's movement in America, and her feeling that ideological clashes within the movement and the belief that the movement is already dead are what's slowing down the women's movement.
Topics: Cady, Barbara., Women's movement, Feminists -- Personal narratives., American Women Making History...
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Simone de Beauvoir (b.1908- d.1986) French writer, intellectual, political activist, and feminist is interviewed by Studs Terkel in 1960. For 1977 broadcast, narrator Janet Dodson reads excerpts from de Beauvoir's books, Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter, Prime of Life, All Said and Done and The Second Sex. Recording ends abruptly (perhaps part 1 of 2?) RECORDED: May 4, 1960. BROADCAST: KPFK, March 8, 1977.
Topics: Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008, Feminism, Women authors, Bilingual materials -- English / French.,...
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Melody Ermachild, a forty-year old mother, describes how she got started doing private investigation, who she worked for, the kind of work she does (interviews, research, research in libraries, skip tracing, polling juries), some of the famous cases she's worked on (Geronimo Pratt, Larry Layton/Jonestown, Hell's Angels), and her opinions about the nature of the American judicial system. Ermachild also shares her appreciation of good jurors and her gratitude at having a female role model in her...
Topics: Chavis, Melody Ermachild, Women -- Employment re-entry., Women detectives., Pratt, Elmer Geronimo,...
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Poetry readings by Adrienne Rich and Audre Lorde, recorded at St. Peter's Church in New York City, March 7, 1979, and a talk by Kate Millett recorded at Judson Memorial Church, May 4th, 1979. Poems read by Rich include: 2:21--"For Julian in Nebraska", 5:32--"The Image" (1976 trip to Crete), 13:20--"Spring 1979" (unfinished poem). Poems read by Lorde include 20:00--"Walking our Boundaries"; 22:00--"Scar"; 26:00--"Beat";...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012, Lorde, Audre,...
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Poet Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972) speaks to and reads her poems to an audience at the University of California, Berkeley. The poems Moore reads: To a chameleon -- A face -- Nine nectarines -- When I buy pictures -- Rigorists -- A carriage from Sweden -- Propriety -- Armor's undermining modesty -- (intermission) -- In distrust of merits -- The labors of Hercules -- Values in use -- What are years -- Silence -- The pot of clay and the pot of iron -- The fox and the turkeys -- The head and tail of...
Topics: Poetry., Women poets, Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Production reel for a program hosted by Eileen Zalisk commemorating the 8th anniversary of the passing of Roe v. Wade. Zalisk interviews an unnamed guest on the history and laws surrounding abortion rights.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Abortion -- Law and legislation., Abortion --...
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Musician Cris Williamson talks with Helene Rosenbluth about her spiritual self, her role as a superstar of the women's community, her old albums, her new work, and her future vision. This is an in-depth interview that is mixed with music from three of her albums: Changer and the changed; Live dream; and Stranger in paradise. All distributed by Olivia Records. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth.
Topics: Williamson, Cris., Women musicians., Women's movement, Olivia Records, Inc., American Women Making...
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This episode of The Lesbian Show features a conversation among three of the four women from "Varied Voices of Black Women," a poetry and music production touring the north East Coast, produced by Mud Productions. The guests are pianist Mary Watkins (b. 1939), singer and percussionist Linda Tillery (b.1948), and poet Pat Parker (1944-1989). Gwen Avery (1943-2014) is the fourth member of the production, but is not in this recording. This program also contains album cuts and live...
Topics: African American women musicians, African American women poets, Lesbianism, African American...
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Three feminist journalists who were all involved in coverage of the Houston Women's Conference discuss the question of whether women journalists can objectively cover women's issues. The journalists are Anna Quindlen of the New York Times; Ronnie Eldridge, former executive producer for Woman Alive on Channel 13 and candidate for Manhattan Borough President; and Ellen Willis, who writes for Rolling Stone. Recorded at Barnard College March 21, 1978 and produced by Celeste Wesson for the Public...
Topics: Eldridge, Ronnie, Quindlen, Anna, Willis, Ellen, Women journalists., American Women Making History...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Hannah Wilke, sculptor; Ann Sharp, collagist; Irene Stern, photographer; Judith Bernstein, artist (in paper and charcoal); and Louise Bougeois, sculptor, discuss women's erotic art and how they define "erotic art". Produced and hosted by Judith Vivell.
Topics: Wilke, Hannah., Sharp, Ann., Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010, Bernstein, Judith., Women artists, Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Part three in a series of documentaries and discussions which focus upon issues of the Women's movement, produced by Kay Lindsey. pt.3. The psychology of abortion and birth control. Guests are Lucinda Cisler and James Clapp of Public Education Committee of Parents Aid Society of Hempstead, Long Island, and both members of the Abortion Committee of the National Organization for Women. Cisler clarifies that they are speaking for themselves and not representing their organizations in this...
Topics: Abortion -- United States., Women's movement -- United States., Women / produced by Kay Lindsey,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
German-born political theorist Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975) delivers a talk about the concepts of freedom and revolution. Venue unknown. Recording starts mid-speech.
Topics: Revolutions., Political science -- United States., Freedom and the revolution / Hannah Arendt.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This is a performance by one of the Bay Area's most talented feminist composer/performers, recorded live at Intersection in San Francisco, September 13, 1972. Perez introduces her band: Rob Woo on lead guitar; Penny Hannah on bass. Songs include A Joyful Noise -- Blackie -- Lost And Found -- Dead End Country -- Sea Dream -- Country Time -- Season's Greetings -- Wild Woman. Recorded by E. Schilling. Not self-contained.
Topics: Women musicians., Perez, Ana, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
After two years of dispute during which lesbians accused various women's groups of discriminating against them and attempting to bury the lesbian question, Jill Johnston, columnist for the Village Voice, and others called a conference at Columbia University in New York City on December 16, 1972 in order to make peace with straight women. In addition to Jill Johnston, there are speeches and discussion by Florence Rush, New York Radical Feminists (NYRF); Jan Peterson, NYRF; Denise Lewis, who...
Topics: Lesbianism and feminism, Lesbianism, Lesbians, Feminism, American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Tape of speeches for the Abortion Rights Action Coalition, used for a program "Abortion and Women's Health" produced by Eileen Zalisk and broadcast on WBAI on November 21, 1979. The speakers are not introduced, but include a speaker from the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights, a speaker from the Committee of Interns and Residents Union, and several others. Part 2 of speeches from this event is missing.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Abortion, Abortion -- Law and legislation.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Author Toni Morrison (1931 - ) discusses her latest book, Tar Baby (Alfred A. Knopf, 1981) with KPFK's Barbara Cady. Morrison discusses class conflicts between Black people as one of the book's themes, her feelings about authors' personalities showing in their books, and about other Black women writers.
Topics: Morrison, Toni, Women authors, Authors, Black., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Dr. David Reuben, "sexpert" and author of "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)" talks with Barbara Cady about sex as a health problem, pornography, and his latest book, "How to Get More Out of Sex."
Topics: Reuben, David., Sex therapy, Pornography -- Social aspects., Sexually transmitted diseases,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Mama and Papa Hansen from the television series "I Remember Mama," Peggy Wood (1892 – 1978) and Judson Laire (1902 – 1979) tell Richard Lamparski about the six years they spent playing the parents of "Nels", "Katrin", and "Dagmar". You'll find out what happened to the other members of the cast and hear the program's theme "The Last Spring" by Edvard Grieg, at the intro. The television show was based on the novel "Mama's bank...
Topics: Laire, Judson., Lamparski, Richard., Radio programs -- 1920-1950., Wood, Peggy, 1892-1978, American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
African American folk, blues, jazz and spirituals singer Odetta (1930-2008) discusses her life in America, and her experiences in the music industry. An easy going interview held just before the closing of New York's Fillmore East. She talks about Black musicians in America, her childhood, being a woman in the performing world, her metaphysical view of the human experience, and the development of her music. Odetta sings Paul McCarney's "Every Night" which she says expresses,...
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Topics: Black singers -- Biography., Odetta, 1930-2008, African Americans, Women, SINGERS & SINGING,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Mary Bess and Peggy Holter interview three prostitutes, two male and one female, about the social forces that are a part of their lives, their relationships to men, their sexual affiliations with women, and the importance of drugs. Two customers and a pimp are also interviewed. Iceberg Slim, author and former pimp, is heard. Contains sensitive language. Produced by Mary Bess and Peggy Holter.
Topics: Sex-oriented businesses, Prostitution., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Coretta Scott King delivers a talk on the threat of nuclear war titled "Peace: An Imperative for the Nuclear Age" at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City on June 20, 1983. In her speech, King describes the arms race as the greatest threat to humanity and advocates for the United States and the Soviet Union to take the lead in negotiating arms reduction and bringing nonviolent pressure to bear on nations that are planning to develop nuclear weapons.
Topics: Disarmament., International relations., King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006, American Women Making...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Actuality from the benefit concert that took place on May 25, 1980 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Part 1 includes the opening, Pat Smith, Friends Band, and Alliance for Survival welcome. Part 2 includes Roscoe Lee Browne, Danny Ishio, (Solar) Bruce Mussell, and John Trudell. Part 3 includes Susan St. James, Holly Near, Ron Kovic, and Michio Kaku. Part 4 contains a performance by Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Part 5 includes James Lawson, Peter Herreshoff of the Alliance for Survival, Helen...
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Topics: Smith, Pat, Friends Band, Alliance for Survival, Benefit performances., Antinuclear movement,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
On October 14, 1979, ten years after the Stonewall riots, more than 100,000 people from the United States and ten other countries marched on Washington, D.C. for lesbian and gay rights. Pacifica producers in Washington recorded speeches and actualities from the rally, and parts were broadcast live. This second set in the series consists of four reels of actualities from the rally after the Pacifica broadcast was done airing. These reels were previously cataloged as KZ0754.03, KZ0754.04,...
Topics: Gay liberation movement., Gay rights., Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- Washington, D.C.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Beverly Polokoff of KPFK interviews Midge MacKenzie (1938-2004), documentary film maker, feminist, and author of "Shoulder to shoulder," a documentary publication on the history of the militant suffragettes of Great Britain. She talks about what inspired her to write the book, the disappearance of these women in written history, and the fate of the radical feminist movement before women earned the right to vote in Britain.
Topics: Mackenzie, Midge., Women's movement, Women filmmakers., Feminism, Women authors, Women -- Suffrage...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Documentary on women labor reform pioneers in the United States with a focus on the Lowell Mills Girls who struggled for better working conditions, wages, hours in Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1800s. Documentary includes music, readings, and narration.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women workers., Women textile workers, Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
A very engaging conversation with witch Z Budapest about the history of witchcraft, or natural religion, as well as the patriarchy, mystical activism, the original meanings of Halloween, a ritual, a blessing, and some music to celebrate All Hallows Eve. A great pagan view of the real roots of this night of superstition. Music, "Bells and Mooncircles," by Kay Gardner. Identical to KZ1441.
Topics: Budapest, Zsuzsanna Emese, 1940-, Cults., Witchcraft., Occult sciences., American Women Making...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
American poet, novelist and short story writer Fanny Howe (1940 - ) reads from her novel "Holy Smoke", just out from Fiction Collective. Produced by Susan Howe.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Howe, Fanny, Women poets, Women authors
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
KPFA Poetry Festival May 14, 1977. From the folio: "On Saturday, May 14, U.C.'s S.U.P.E.R.B. Productions will present what will be the biggest poetry reading staged in the Bay Area since the Vietnam era, and perhaps the biggest ever. And all on behalf of raising funds for KPFA! KPFA and Pacifica have long been an important medium for the presentation of the works of contemporary poets. So it is fitting that KPFA now be the 'cause' for the poets and their toilers to rally around.The first...
Topics: KPFA Poetry Festival 1977, Ginsberg, Allen, 1926 -, Cody, Fred., Hawkins, Bobbie Louise., Harris,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The News: a KPFA aircheck from October 29, 1981 / produced by Aileen Alfandary and Mark Mericle. Broadcast: Berkeley: KPFA, October 29, 1981. Stories reported: United States economy plunge; President Reagan's approval rating; Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization strike (Tim Frasca reporting from Washington, D.C.); Three new unions created in California: the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the California Correctional Officers Association, and the Psych...
Topics: News recordings -- 1981., Reagan, Ronald, Caldicott, Helen, American Women Making History and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Unstructured interview with a 16 year-old Soviet Central Asian (Goolia Mirzaharova or possibly Gulia Muzafarova) who talks of her life, her wishes for children elsewhere in the world, and her attitude toward American Blacks. Produced by William Mandel. The Russian-language interview plays in the right channel, while Mandel does a real-time English translation in the left channel. The interview portion of the show concludes at 15 minutes 30 seconds into the recording, after which Mandel fields...
Topics: Youth -- Soviet Union., Women -- Soviet Union., American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
In this 5 part program, Karen Lindsey reads Professor Ivan Morris' translation of "The Pillow Book," (1967) a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi (定子) during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. In Part 1, Ms. Linsey interviews Professor Donald Keene, the leading expert on and translator of Japanese literature in America. They discuss how at this period of time, women created many of the most...
Topics: Sei Shonagan, ca. 967., Radio programs -- Fiction., Pillow book / by Sei Shonagan, read by Karen...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Richard Lamparski talks with Jan Clayton (1917-1983), the star of the original Broadway production of Carousel about her role on the TV Lassie series and about her life as a Hollywood contract player.
Topics: Lamparski, Richard., Entertainers., Clayton, Jan, American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Lilia Medina opens the first session of the Feminist Perspectives on Pornography Conference, held November 17-19, 1978 at Galileo High School in San Francisco, CA. The conference was organized by Women Against Violence in Pornography and Media. Medina introduces Kathleen "Kathy" Barry who speaks on "Beyond pornography: creating a vision." Next Judith Reisman is introduced to give a slide presentation, but the presentation was not recorded. Last, poet Susan Griffin is...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Barry, Kathleen., Griffin, Susan., Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982